37 y/o stay at home mom,two kids 1 and 3.Dec. 30 began tingling and pain,numbness,shock sensations,dropping things,clumsiness,tired muscles,perceived weakness in hands, heaviness in left leg.Right toes have been and remain numb, right arch and heel pain akin to plantar facsitis (I am 50 lbs overweight.)Right ankle has begun hurting too.Tingling,pain,and numbness were transient,lasting less than 24 hours in any part of body.All other symptoms were fairly constant(dropping things 10xday,sore arm muscle drying hair or getting shirt off hanger.)Had normal brain mri and normal bloodwork including cbc,thyroid,glucose.B12 and folate were checked 5 days after beginning Foltx because dr. forgot to order.Neuro did squeeze my finger,balance tests,etc...all normal.Emg/ncv normal.After 6 weeks,symtoms went away except for heaviness in left leg. It too eventually left.After 6 more weeks,began dropping things again (very obvious)for a week,then other symptoms returned as well including pain and soreness all day in arms and legs and facial tingling.Back to neuro...in office visit normal, cervical and thoracic spine mri normal,csf normal.I have normal situational stress all mothers do,but don't feel anxious or stressed about anything particular.I haven't been exercising which I know is critical for many reasons,but I get good rest and have no complaints.Other than putting out small fires throughout the day,life is great!So my question...with all these normal test results,could I still have MS? Or could there be another possibility of disease? Or is this stress that I'm not seeing? Help!
I cannot give you a definite clinical diagnosis over the internet, and I will assume that the test results you provide are accurate (although I have not seen them myself)
All the normal test results are encouraging, and make it unlikely that you have MS. MS usually involves recurrent episodes over time, and a normal MRI at a later point after another episode would add even more evidence that you do not have MS.
Other possibilites may include a muscle problem (myopathy, which can be evaluated by testing blood CK, and/or a muscle biopsy.
Stress is a possibility, although the other diagnoses need to be ruled out. Even if you do not feel very stressed, your body/brain can express stress as a physical manifestation rather than emotional one. I suspect that exercise and losing weight will definitely improve your symptoms
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